Where to Find the Studio

Northeast Dance Center is located at:

475 Old Hwy 8 NW, Suite 290
New Brighton, MN 55112


Get Social With Us

Come spend a week learning scenes, songs, and dances from some of your favorite Broadway musicals! A low-pressure and no-audition environment combined with highly trained local performers will create a fun-filled week of learning and growing in your performing capabilities! We will work towards a performance to be held on the last day of camp for any and all friends and family. A great opportunity to try performing for the first time or grow in your already-there skills!

This year's theme is Welcome to Oz. Each day in acting, singing, and dancing workshops, students will learn songs and dances from The Wizard of Oz, The Wiz, and Wicked with Dorothy, Glinda, Elphaba, and all the amazing characters from the merry old land of Oz. to perform at our camp showcase on
Friday, August 16th at 7 pm at Salo Park in St. Anthony Village.


Register online starting January 15th


Join us August 12-16, 2024

K-2nd Grade (M-F, 9:30 am-12:00 pm): $125 for the week long camp 

3rd-5th Grade (M-F, 9:30 am-12:00 pm): $125 for the week long camp

6th-12th Grade (M-F, 9:30 am-12:30 pm): $150 for the week long camp

Registration Fee: $15/student, $50 max/family for all registrations received after March 31st

End of Camp Showcase: Friday, August 16th at 7 pm at Salo Park in St. Anthony Village


Questions? Contact Us!

Camp Teaching Artists

Mari Anderson Camp Artistic Director & Teaching Artist for Dance

Mari is a dancer, actor, and dance instructor who has taught and performed locally including South Pacific and A Christmas Carol at the Guthrie theater and Legally Blonde at Artistry.  She also spent a summer in Southern California through The Young American’s College for the Performing Arts. During her time is SoCal Mari realized how much she loved to teach and encourage the next generation of performers to grow in their craft! She came back from that program and performed in South Pacific and A Christmas Carol at the Guthrie theater, Legally Blonde at Artistry, and has been teaching dance for the last 4 years. "Being able to co-lead this camp is a dream come true."


Liz Holst (Accompanist and "Camp Grandma")

Mrs. Liz is back to expertly accompany our students as they sing their showtunes. When Mrs. Liz isn't playing piano for us, she is doing one of a million things, including but not limited to, gardening, singing, tap dancing, or taking amazing care of her friends and family. "I have played piano my whole life - have LOVED musicals my whole life - and the joy of sharing that love with all of the kids is magical for me!"


Abbie Montermini (Camp Administrative Director & Teaching Artist for Dance)

Abbie has been teaching dance in the Twin Cities since 2002, specializing in theatre dance, classical ballet and pointe instruction, and opened NorthEast Dance Center in 2015. Over the years she has taught in a variety of settings to a wide variety of students from age 2 to adult. She has taught ballet, pointe, lyrical, modern, jazz, musical theatre, and tap in churches, community education programs, community theater, and of course dance schools and studios. It is her passion to educate students in proper technique in order to develop each student's individual gifts and abilities to the utmost for the glory of God. Abbie grew up in NE Minneapolis and currently lives in Mounds View with her husband and 4 children where life is a constant (and slightly crazy) dance party.


Past Staff

Tina O'Malley (Teaching Artist for Singing & Acting)
Tina graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in music and digital media and is currently pursuing her masters in Vocal Performance at Peabody Conservatory at John's Hopkins University. She has been in 16 shows (about half musical theater and half straight theater) with St. Anthony Village High School, St. Kate’s University and local community theaters. Primarily, she is an aspiring opera singer who loves "teaching young people about the arts and making youth arts programs accessible for all families." Tina interned with the MN opera's education department and worked with a program called "Music Out Loud, where 5th and 6th graders wrote their own play and developed their own characters. She has also worked with Project Opera and completed internship with Opera Oriented Projects Sponsorship MN. "I am so blessed to be able to spend my summer doing what I love- working in the arts!"

Isaac Wilson (Associate Teaching Artist for Singing & Acting)
Isaac is an accomplished musician, pianist, singer, and actor who has a range of experience in vocal performance (including MN Boy's Choir) and theatre. He participated in our first Musical Theatre Summer Workshop in 2018, which was the precursor to Bits of Broadway (2019-present). Isaac has performed in various theatre productions including Willy Wonka, Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, and most recently, The Music Man. We are excited for our students to work with Isaac this summer!


Caitlin Burns (Teaching Artist for Acting)

Caitlin is a professional educator and performer in the Twin Cities.  Hailing from Fairbanks, Alaska, she now lives in New Brighton with her husband and two children. Caitlin earned a degree in Musical Theater Performance with an Acting Emphasis from the University of Northern Colorado in 2005.  She puts that degree to good use by performing with various Twin Cities theater companies, such as Artistry, Gilbert and Sullivan Very Light Opera Company, Lyric Arts, Shoot the Glass Theater, and more!  Caitlin earned a second degree in Elementary Education from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2009, and has taught in the Anoka Hennepin School District for the last 7 years. She earned her Masters of Science in Education with a Reading & Literacy focus from Walden University.  Caitlin is excited to spend a week combining her two passions this summer; musical theater, and educating young people!


Jocelyn Rognlin (Teaching Artist for Singing-on maternity leave for 2023)

Jocelyn has a vocal music ed degree from North Dakota State and is finishing up her 9th year teaching elementary music. In 2019 she directed her first full kids musical at Sunnyside Elementary, in New Brighton where she currently teaches, and established the Sunnyside Performing Arts Club. "I enjoyed it so much, and after an odd and very quiet year without hearing kids sing, I am so excited to be back singing and spreading joy through music and song!"

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